The Planning Process

In accordance with its enabling legislation (Chapter 407 of the acts of 1983), the Mattapoisett River Valley Water Supply Protection Advisory Committee (MRVWSPAC) reviews projects within the aquifer and provides comment to the planning board of the town in which work is proposed . Plans for proposed projects within the Mattapoisett River Valley aquifer must be submitted to the MRVWSPAC at least 30 days prior to submittal to the local planning board or any other town agency having similar jurisdiction in the towns of Acushnet, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett or Rochester. The committee will review said plans and report findings and/or recommendations to the respective planning board or other town agency prior to the decision of such board or agency.

Plans shall be submitted to:

Vincent D. Furtado
BPW Superintendent
5 Arsene Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719